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MSNBC
Nov 4, 2013 10:00am PST
sunday night before the debate, mock debates, he and john kerry playing mitt romney. first session on saturday went okay. sunday night was a horrible experience. the president was like he was in the denver debate, lethargic, professorial, didn't seem like he was fighting for the job. at times peevish, nasty to governor kerry sitting in for mitt romney. they were panicked. that prep ended and you had a scene which we write about in double down, plouffe, axelrod, debate advisers staying up to well past midnight saying what do we do, what do we do? how can we turn this around? we can't do down this path. they did what they called an intervention with the president. four aides and the president alone meeting to try to find how to turn things around. in short in the scene the president said, as you said, i'm not sure i can do this. they did a couple of things, how he needed to change his state of mind about it. they gave him one-liners, debate on a page to try to just come up with anticipating the questions, coming up with one-liners to use in the debate, and the president resolved he was
MSNBC
Nov 5, 2013 10:00am PST
disabilities. john kerry, then senator and chair of the foreign relations committee was on this show just of a the treaty was voted down and he spoke to andrea mitchell about his disappointment. take a listen. >> we begin with fallout from senate vote that seemed to underscore everything wrong with capitol hill, senate rejection for treaty to guarantee equal rights for people with disables. the floor manager john kerry called it one of his saddest days in his years in the senate, which he says is broken and dysfunctional. senate of foreign relations committee john kerry joins me now. >> yesterday was as i described it, just a very sad day for the senate. fear triumphed and politics triumphed, not legitimate concerns of people with disabilities that want to travel abroad. >> you live to vote another day. this treaty is not dead forever, it just stopped yesterday. we're going bring this treaty back. >> the new chair of the senate relations committee will hold a treaty this afternoon hoping for ratification this time around. another year, another outcome? joining me is senator bob menen
MSNBC
Oct 28, 2013 1:00pm EDT
absent john kerry that would have been in that top tier of priorities. i think that was interesting. you raise another good point, just quickly, which is this idea it was, in fact, a group of six or seven people inside the west wing of the white house. although secretary kerry and secretary chuck hagel were briefed on a weekly basis by the national security adviser, it was what has become sort of a typical pattern of a very close hold foreign policy made out at this white house. >> this is not interagency. this is not the national security council. this is white house. >> it is. every administration seems to do more and more as sort of the guiding force here. this goes to the president is very much now in uber practicalism mode. he's not reaching. sometimes a second term you want to reach for unreachable, make the large effort. there has been, i've noticed this, this is about pragmatism. this isn't about legacy building. mark's story gets to they realized what they have to deal with. everything is managing crisis. part of this from my understanding, vice president biden almost advised th
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